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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Yukon premier suggests bilateral accord at Bill S-6 hearings

Contrast typified the scene in Whitehorse yesterday, as a federal government all-party committee heard testimony from the territorial and First Nations governments and local industry on Bill S-6. Bill S-6 contains proposed amendments to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act. Yukon First Nations are opposed to the bill, saying it undermines the territory’s Umbrella Final Agreement. The day…

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Muhammadu Buhari, ex-dictator, wins Nigerian election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has called challenger Muhammadu Buhari to concede and congratulate him on his electoral victory, according to the country’s aviation minister. This paves the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa’s richest and most populous nation. Celebrations erupted all over Buhari’s strongholds in northern Nigeria and around Buhari’s campaign headquarters…

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Meet Roman Josi, the Erik Karlsson of the Western Conference

WASHINGTON — Roman Josi wasn’t even 19 the first time he played for Switzerland at hockey’s world championship, but captain Mark Streit saw something special in the young defenceman during that tournament. “You could tell that he’s going to be a really good player,” Streit said. Six years later, Josi is quietly having one of…

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Edmonton doctor takes the stand in sexual assault case

Dr. Ismail Taher of Edmonton, is facing a sexual assault charge after a woman reported she was assaulted in August. (Ismail Taher/Facebook) An Edmonton doctor took the stand Tuesday to respond to charges that he sexually assaulted a teenaged patient while giving her an examination. The woman, who was 19-years-old at the time, claims she was…

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